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Vouchers and Other Funding

To enhance the use and utility of URMC cutting-edge Core Instrumentation, especially among Early Stage Investigators and/or New Users, CFAR offers funding "vouchers" for direct application to the instrumentation that best suits research needs. Applications will be considered only for work that is not included in the Investigator's (or collaborators') current internal or external funding sources. Priority is given to innovative research proposals supported by excellent rationale and with potential for high impact. Experiments must be completed within 6 months of award date, and are not renewable or transferrable. A brief summary of work completed is required by the awardee at project completion. Vouchers are competitively awarded and can provide up to $4,000 in user fees.

Submission deadlines for vouchers are the 1st and 15th of every month.  Submissions are reviewed and decisions are made in about 2 weeks from each deadline.  Up to 1 award per month and a maximum of 2 vouchers per quarter will be awarded. Priority in the next quarter will be given to those applications submitted after these maximum monthly and quarterly awards have been met. 

To learn more about our voucher program, please contact

Additional Funding Opportunities

National Institute of Health

NIAID Centers for AIDS Research Funding

Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIRH)

URMC Clinical and Translational Institute